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Decisions, Decisions

The choices written upon the overhead chalkboard menu were many.…
June 15, 2021/by Amanda Hackett

Ballpoint Pens

Often people ask me what I do while working in the Archives.…
June 3, 2021/by Amanda Hackett

Jigsaw Puzzle

"Somehow, all the pieces will fit together," I tell myself as…
June 1, 2021/by Amanda Hackett

Journey

A few weeks ago, Sister Margaret Mandernach wrote her reflection…
May 27, 2021/by Amanda Hackett

What’s on Your Horizon?

So what’s on your horizon? I’ll tell you what’s on mine.

Prior…
May 20, 2021/by Amanda Hackett

Something Positive From COVID-19?

Approximately 40 years ago when I first came to Saint Benedict’s…
May 18, 2021/by Amanda Hackett

Coping in These Times

The rising count of positive COVID cases and deaths in Minnesota…
May 11, 2021/by Amanda Hackett

Flowers Frozen Solid

T'was springtime. At least that’s what the calendar proclaimed.…
May 6, 2021/by Amanda Hackett

Saint Catherine of Siena

This blog was written on Thursday, April 29, the Feast of Saint…
May 6, 2021/by Amanda Hackett

Sun/Son

I had settled down in the comfortable recliner in the hermitage…
May 4, 2021/by Amanda Hackett

Peace Be With You

“Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, 'Peace be…
April 29, 2021/by Amanda Hackett

Rain, Rain, Don’t Go Away!

Hearing the rain falling on the roof all day is a soothing sound.…
April 27, 2021/by Amanda Hackett

Puzzles, Puzzles, Puzzles…

Puzzlers, like myself, enjoy free Sunday afternoons. We have…
April 22, 2021/by Amanda Hackett

What Can Shoes Reveal?

While at a two-year study program, I had a significant dream…
April 20, 2021/by Amanda Hackett

You Cannot Hammer Out the Holy; It Hammers Out You

You cannot hammer out holiness. You cannot stomp it out, nor…
April 15, 2021/by Amanda Hackett

Unity With Purpose

We remember Paul Wellstone and his wife, Sheila...the “scrappy…
April 13, 2021/by Amanda Hackett